Sunday, May 17, 2009

Hell High

Came across the rare slasher flick 'Hell High' (1989) in a bargain bin and had to pick it up.
It actually is not as cheesy or poorly made as I expected. It is kind of like a watered down, 'I Spit On Your Grave' for the teenage market- but with a sense of humor. Worth seeing for some suspense, good, cheap sounding 80s music and a few interesting deaths. One death involves a No.2 pencil to the head, shot in a 'Requiem For a Dream,' camera rig strapped to the actor way and another one involves a rock to the face that reminded me of the fire extinguisher to the face scene in 'Irreversible.'
Random (tragic) note- one of the lead actors who shows some promise in 'Hell High,' Christopher Stryker (sounds like a gay porn name), died of AIDS and never made another film.

The End

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